Pay the debts: Savchenko's ex-lawyer banned from leaving Russia (update)

11:35 Oct. 14, 2016

Savchenko's ex-lawyer banned from leaving Russia (update)

Mark Feygin, Russian lawyer (GettyImages Photo)

Moscow claimed Mark Feygin had debts to pay, but turns out it was a 'technical error'

Update: The prohibition turns out to be a 'technical error'. Mark Feygin is free to leave Russia, according to a post on his Facebook page. 

'The Bailiffs Service just contacted me and told me my ban was a technical error. I can fly to Vilnius right now. I don't have any debts and there's no prohibition', Feygin said. 

Story: Savchenko's former lawyer Mark Feygin is banned from leaving Russia, according to an order issued by the country's Federal Bailiffs Service.

Feygin says he only learned about the fact after trying to get to Lithuania's Vilnius to take part in an event, called ‘Free Russia forum'.

‘They are not letting me leave the country. I'm in some database', Feygin posted on Facebook.

Read also: Russia probing Savchenko's lawyer for extremism

According to the official website of the Bailiffs Service, Feygin is listed among people who have several outstanding debts to pay.

Feygin's debts amount to more than 100,000 rubles, the website says. 

‘I'd recommend that you take measures and disappear from the list of the debtors from the website. The ‘politics' will end there', Bailiffs Service Chief Artur Parfenchikov said.

Mark Feygin, in turn, denies the claims.

‘I have documents that prove I don't any debts. Don't be naive', the lawyer said.

Read also: Russian political prisoners in Crimea accused of terrorism, extremism

Mark Feygin is known for defending Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by the Russian-backed separatist forces and illegally moved to Russia.

Now his client is another Ukrainian prisoner, journalist Roman Suschenko, who was arrested in Moscow on September 30 and later accused of espionage. 

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